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Alphabet Stories May 11

Verily’s health ambitions include both data analysis and developing hardware sensors. In addition to current projects to make a continuous glucose monitor, the Alphabet health division is now rumored to be working on devices that can non-invasively collect blood.

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Alphabet Stories April 30

Following last week’s Q1 2018 earnings, Alphabet has published its annual Founders’ Letter. Penned this year by Sergey Brin, it traditionally serves as an update on current progress and charts the company’s future. In 2017, machine learning is unsurprisingly the overarching narrative.

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Ready to try the Pixelbook?

Alphabet Stories April 23

Kicking of the year, Alphabet has just reported its Q1 2018 results, with earnings of $31.1 billion — up 26% from the same quarter last year. These numbers range from January to March and beat analyst expectations, with the stock up nearly 1.7% in after-hour trading.

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Alphabet Stories April 10

Sidewalk Labs is one of Alphabet’s lesser known subsidiaries, but is inline with the other ‘bets’ given its plan to use “new technology to address big urban challenges.” One of the first projects is to revitalize Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront with the initiative possibly breaking ground in 2020.

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Alphabet Stories March 20

Alphabet and Amazon are fierce competitors with several areas of increasing overlap. This includes the enterprise cloud market, smart assistants, and now home delivery. Today, the retailer overtook Alphabet in terms of being the more valuable company, with Google’s parent dropping to the third place ranking.

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Alphabet Stories March 1

Calico’s chief computing officer departs the Alphabet anti-aging division

One of Alphabet’s more black box divisions is Calico. Founded in 2013, Larry Page once said it focused on “health, wellbeing and longevity,” but put more boldly, it wants to help people live longer. Today, news broke that the company has lost one of its top AI scientists.

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